Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Crocus (K 49)

British Corvette


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NameHMS Crocus (K 49)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1940 - A. & J. Inglis Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack6 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-333 (Peter-Erich Cremer)
PositionGrid ET 2989
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History On 22 Jul, 1946 sold and converted to the merchantile Annlock. 1952 scrapped in Hong Kong. 
Notes on event

On 6 Oct, 1942, U-333 fought an epic battle with HMS Crocus (K 49) about 60 miles southwest of Freetown. The U-boat was rammed twice and a gun duel was fought out on close distance. Both vessels suffered damage and sustained casualties. The boat lost three men dead (including the IWO) and several men wounded, including the commander. U-333 was heavily damaged and limped back to base with help from a replacement WO from the Milk Cow U-459. Cremer then spent three months in a hospital.

 
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